Here, There, Everywhere
Zeus would rather be anywhere than here—Buffalo Falls—the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother’s café and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.But then he meets Rose—funny, beautiful, smart, and an incredible musician. Zeus can hardly believe that someone like her exists, let alone seems interested in being with him. However, while Zeus is counting down the minutes until he can see her next, Rose is counting down the days until she finds out whether she will be able to leave their small town to pursue her dreams. As the afternoons spent going on local adventures pass into nights discussing their deepest hopes, Zeus knows that he doesn’t have long to convince Rose that what they have is more than a summer fling…if only he’s brave enough to seize the chance.

Here, There, Everywhere Details

TitleHere, There, Everywhere
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 19th, 2017
PublisherHarperTeen
ISBN-139780062314031
Rating
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Here, There, Everywhere Review

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    January 1, 1970
    Release date: December 19, 20173.5 stars. I absolutely adored the first half of this book! It was hilariously endearing and I was laughing so much.Jesus Bjorn Gunderson (Zeus) is a "Mexiwegian" teen who gets uprooted from Chicago and stuck in a small town where he works at his mother's cafe for nothing but tip money. He meets Rose, a Filipina piano prodigy who's his age, and starts volunteering with her at the local nursing home. His little "Puertowegian" brother Grub is super obsessed with army Release date: December 19, 20173.5 stars. I absolutely adored the first half of this book! It was hilariously endearing and I was laughing so much.Jesus Bjorn Gunderson (Zeus) is a "Mexiwegian" teen who gets uprooted from Chicago and stuck in a small town where he works at his mother's cafe for nothing but tip money. He meets Rose, a Filipina piano prodigy who's his age, and starts volunteering with her at the local nursing home. His little "Puertowegian" brother Grub is super obsessed with army stuff and has an adorable friendship with an elderly soldier with Alzheimer's. The characters are definitely what make this book. All of the senior citizens are so wonderful! I really loved how much humanity came though with how the teens saw that the nursing home residents aren't "kooky old people" and "couldn't help the circumstances of their age any more than [Zeus] could."So the writing was good and Zeus had a really strong personality that totally came through. But not much happened in terms of the actual plot... halfway through it was still just plodding along without much direction and I started to lose some interest. I also never really got a strong sense of Rose. So I wish there had been something more at stake or better pacing so I could have gotten into some story because I really did love the setup!!Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a boy from Chicago who had just moved to a small town.I liked Zeus, and it was sweet how he looked after his little brother all the time. The storyline in this was about Zeus and his mother and younger brother moving to a small town where his mother had set up a small café. Zeus was tasked with making deliveries for his mother around town, and in doing so met (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a boy from Chicago who had just moved to a small town.I liked Zeus, and it was sweet how he looked after his little brother all the time. The storyline in this was about Zeus and his mother and younger brother moving to a small town where his mother had set up a small café. Zeus was tasked with making deliveries for his mother around town, and in doing so met Rose, a piano prodigy who played at the old people’s home. Thus began a cute romance between Zeus and Rose, although I did feel like the second half of the book lost its way a little in terms of plot. The ending to this was kind of bittersweet. 6.5 out of 10
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  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    January 1, 1970
    "As I drove back to town, the sun at our backs and the windows down, I looked over to Rose, whose hair flew wildly in the wind. She stared out her window watching the trees and houses whip by .... I'd never felt happier sitting next to someone." This book was so much better than I was expecting! I wasn't expecting it to be garbage by any means, but I thought it would be a pretty standard contemporary. And it was in some ways, but there was so much heart and warmth in this book I was immediate "As I drove back to town, the sun at our backs and the windows down, I looked over to Rose, whose hair flew wildly in the wind. She stared out her window watching the trees and houses whip by .... I'd never felt happier sitting next to someone." This book was so much better than I was expecting! I wasn't expecting it to be garbage by any means, but I thought it would be a pretty standard contemporary. And it was in some ways, but there was so much heart and warmth in this book I was immediately captivated. Here, There Everywhere is a story about family and finding yourself, and first loves. It was really a joy to read. Things I Liked I loved the diversity in the story! Zeus, the main character, is Mexican and Norweigan, his little brother Grub is Puerto Rican and Norwiegan. Rose, Zeus' love interest is Filipino. I loved seeing so much diversity in small town America, because diversity exists everywhere.It was so easy to connect to the characters and the story. The best word I can use to describe this book is endearing. I didn't want to stop reading because I loved spending time with these characters.I loved every single relationship in this book. Zeus and Grub and a fantastic brother duo, who clearly love each other very much. I loved seeing Zeus' close relationship with his mom. He came to her when he was upset and emotional, and I loved seeing so much support between them. I loved Zeus and Rose's getting-to-know-you phase, their dates were adorable. I liked seeing Zeus interact with all of the senior citizens at the retirement center - there were many vibrant characters. I liked that even after Zeus started dating Rose, he actually made his own friends too. This story wasn't only about the romance, we get to see great family and friend moments too. Things I Didn't Like I felt like all the points of conflict in the story were relatively weak. Because this is much more of a character driven story it didn't really bother me too much.This book was such a pleasant surprise. It was so heart-warming and happy to read. I loved the characters and the relationships we get to see. Here, There, Everywhere is a great contemporary that is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. And it's really perfect for this time of year.I received a copy of the book from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Ms. Yingling
    January 1, 1970
    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineZeus (Jesus Bjorn Gunderson) has been moved with his young brother Manny (Grub)from Chicago to the small town of Buffalo Falls. His mother has a vegetarian cafe that's she's trying to make successful, and one of her summer specials is free delivery between 11 and 2. Guess who gets to deliver? Because the family is struggling financially, and the town is small, Zeus goes everywhere on his bike, including the local old folks home on the top of a hill. While d E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineZeus (Jesus Bjorn Gunderson) has been moved with his young brother Manny (Grub)from Chicago to the small town of Buffalo Falls. His mother has a vegetarian cafe that's she's trying to make successful, and one of her summer specials is free delivery between 11 and 2. Guess who gets to deliver? Because the family is struggling financially, and the town is small, Zeus goes everywhere on his bike, including the local old folks home on the top of a hill. While delivering there, his younger brother takes a liking to a gentleman who fought in WWII and still inhabits that world in his mind, and Zeus meets Rose, the daughter of a nurse who plays piano for the residents. The two hit it off and start to date, and Zeus becomes interested in the older residents and their quirks. He manages to make some new friends in town and even puts together a band. Things aren't easy with Rose-- she wants to go to an art school in New York, and if his mother's restaurant fails, Zeus might have to move back to Chicago. When mementos are stolen from residents of the memory care unit, Zeus steps in to solve the mystery, and life just goes on in a pleasant, if sometimes sad, fashion. Strengths: I really enjoyed this one. It reminded me a bit of Hautman's Slider, in that Zeus is taking care of a younger brother while going about his normal life and having a pleasant romance. There's a lot of kissing, but nothing more described, and it's just very sweet. I liked that the family was struggling but working hard toward a long held dream. Zeus was a typically clueless teen boy who wasn't sure what he wanted out of life. Also slightly reminiscent of Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, with the nursing home connection.Weaknesses: Two completely random f-bombs, one uttered by one of the residents. I may just white those out, I liked this so much, but WHY?????What I really think: We need so many more realistic, fun books for older teen boys, and this was perfect.
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  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    January 1, 1970
    Very cute.
  • Sam Kozbial
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a sweet and adorable story of first love, but also about friends and family, nurturing those important relationships, living for today, and holding onto the good memories. The ending!!! It was so precious and left me blubbering. Full review to follow. *I would like to thank the publisher for the advanced copy of this book.
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